book review

The low down on Ginger 108

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My first night on a press trip to Kinston, North Carolina we dined at the amazing Ginger 108.  The catch line for Ginger is “Where Eastern & Western Hemispheres Merge” and the restaurant offers a mix of southern grill with flavors from the East and West.  With a writer from Canada and Florida, we met […]

Beginning Illumination, Learn the Ancient Art, Step by Step, book review

This isn’t my usual type of book, but I love art and I thought about my dad when seeing this.  He was an artist of sorts and without a doubt illumination is a beautiful thing.  The author Clair Travers is a leading illuminator and she shares the history of illumination and offers the materials and […]

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German Military Travel Papers of the Second World War is a great tool for anyone that collects or is interested in documents put out by the Nazi regime. I was given this book to review, and author Matt DiPalma shares information about how the regime used paper to regulate their war machine. Inside the flap […]

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Holiday Adventures with Adventure Santa

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Adventure Santa was hiding out in the rocking chair in the living room when my grandkids came in looking for him. With his green shirt, red pants and backpack Adventure Santa is on a mission to help families enjoy the holidays and most important of all, spend time together.     I told my five-year old grandson […]

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The Photographing Tourist, A Storyteller's Guide to Travel and Photography, a must have.

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Majestic photos and sweeping landscapes and images that transport the reader to another place.  That is the beauty of David Noyes’ The Photographing Tourist, A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography. While Noyes shares advice on how to take great photographs primarily by immersing yourself in the place and connecting with the people, it is […]

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Reporting on Life by Taylor Pensoneau a book review

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I’ve known Taylor Pensoneau for quite a few years and long admired both him and his writing.  He and his wife Liz had been friends of my late father and my mother for years.  I had previously read his books Brothers Notorious: The Sheltons: Southern Illinois ‘Legendary Gangsters  and his mystery, The Summer of ’50.  I […]

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Fighting for Uncle Sam, Read About the Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army as you travel along!

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On a recent trip to Cedar Rapids I immersed myself in African American Military history with the book, “Fighting for Uncle Sam, Buffalo Soldiers in the frontier Army by John P. Langellier. “Fighting for Uncle Sam, Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army” is a great book that tells about a little known history of African American’s […]

Echoe's of Edisto - a home run

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I received a review copy of Echoes of Edisto the day before heading out on a trip to Barnacopia a combination AG museum and B&B.  I had loved the previous island mystery I had read and honestly put aside another book I was reviewing in favor of Clark’s easy to read fiction. I started Echoes […]